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Last Friday we celebrated Valentine's Day with some treats and lots of lovin'!  The children all received books from my hubby and myself along with some sweetheart SweetTarts.  We also feasted on some mini valentine cakes. 

Like so much of the US our snow is out of control.  Not only can the children not play in it because they lose their boots from step 1 into it (so deep) but our wildlife is finding it a challenge to find food and drudge thru the snow.. 

Our library class this week was themed around being positive and loving each other.  The children had a nice time as always.  

I ask that you pray for me today, pray for a safe travel as I fly out of NYC this afternoon and go south to see my father.  My father will be called HOME soon to be with so many others including his younger sister and brother.  It's a time for reflection, sharing stories and praying.  Pray that my husband and children will be kept safe at home and their strength will travel with me.  Also needed prayer for my husband's step-sister as she is battling horrible pneumonia in the hospital which is complicated by her MS.  

Won't you join me and link up your week over at Collage Friday - Homegrown Learners

Until we next time - Be Blessed and Huge your family! 

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raventhreads said…
I'll be praying for you and your family as you go through this time.
Phyllis said…
Love your beautiful collages. We will be praying for you and your family.
Lindsay said…
Praying for you and your family! Love the valentine gifts you gave your kiddos :)
Shelly said…
Praying for your family. Love the collages!
Christy said…
We will pray for you and for your family.
Dawn said…
We are praying for your family during this difficult time.
Blessings, Dawn
Karen said…
Beautiful Valentine's pictures, beautiful snow pictures! Prayers going up for your family. I hope you got to spend time with Father. Hugs friend.
Mary said…
So sorry to hear about your father, Melissa. I will be praying for you and your family.
Melissa N. said…
Thanks everyone for your prayers. Unfortunately, my flight out on Friday was delayed all day and then finally cancelled, so I did not get down to see him 8( I am making a 2nd attempt the weekend of March 8th.
Mary Prather said…
Melissa ~ My prayers are with you and your dad. This is a hard season of life (you know I can sympathize with you right now), but you are faithful and God is good. He's got this.

Hugs to you. Even when life is hard, you manage to be positive and uplifiting. I love that about you.
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